Start the new year off right with the best cycling advice from 2016 with our 10 favorite episodes from the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast.


Episode 59

Why we love it: This episode is truly a must-listen for every type of rider — pro rider Ryan Leech joins the guys at Interbike 2016 to cover bike handling.

Other Key Topics:

  • Bike handling tips for new riders
  • How to wheelie
  • Should you train on your mountain bike or your road bike?
  • What accessories make you a better rider?

Episode 19

Why we love it:  The hosts dive into VO2 max to explain what it is, how it’s measured and why it affects your cycling performance.

Other Key Topics:

  • Why can’t I hold steady power?
  • Why heart rate zones and power zones don’t line up
  • Is tempo training bad?

Episode 68

Why we love it: This episode is all about base training and how to work through the offseason to come back strong and faster than ever.

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Episode 61

Why we love it: Professional Triathlete and IRONMAN commentator Matt Lieto joins the guys at the IRONMAN World Championship from Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i to discuss triathlon race and weight loss tactics.

Other Key Topics:

  • How to acclimatize yourself to Kona
  • How to use drafting rules against your competition
  • Why you should attack and change your pace in a triathlon
  • How to read wind conditions and use them to your advantage

Episode 21

Why we love it: Pete Morris, Kevin Mullervy and JD Bergman from Team CLIF Bar sit down with Coach Jonathan Lee to give a crash course in Criterium Racing 101.

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Episode 54

Why we love it: Coach Jonathan recaps his Everest attempt from November 2016 and the guys cover how to prepare for an ultra-endurance event.

Other Key Topics:

  • How to avoid burnout
  • How to maintain fitness in the off season
  • What workout should you do before a race?

Episode 65

Why we love it: The guys dive deep into the differences between rest and recovery and how a better understanding of both can benefit your training.

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Episode 20

Why we love it: If you’ve ever had a question about smart trainers, how they work or if they’re right for you, you’ll find it in this episode.

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Episode 60

Why we love it: Scott Tietzel from Cuore Cycling Apparel joins Nate and Coach Jon at Interbike 2016 to talk about kit knowledge, the science behind what you wear and how it affects your performance.

Other Key Topics:

  • How to tell high-quality kit from low-quality kit
  • How to wear your kit like a pro
  • Small things you can do to make your kit more aero

Episode 64

Why we love it: Signing off from Hawaii, Coach Jon, Coach Chad and Nate recap Kona and the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship.

Other Key Topics:

  • How to return to training after pregnancy
  • Activities and habits that make you a better rider
  • How to improve your corner speed
  • Is a ketogenic diet good for cycling?

 

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Nick Francis

Nick is a writer who spends his days picking the brains of cyclists and coaches at TrainerRoad. He gathers what he finds to help athletes improve their training to become faster cyclists.

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